Dennis Bacigalupi has a B.F.A. and M.S. in Education, with a specialization in TESOL, from the State University of New York (SUNY), and is a graduate of Juilliard (Theater Division). His interests include all ESL core skills at all levels, plus Pronunciation and TOEFL Preparation, and he has been a preceptor at USF's Writing Center. He also teaches the First Year Seminar "From Oz to Hogwarts" in the Department of Performing Arts and Social Justice. Dennis served as Director of the ESL Program and Academic Director of the Intensive English Program from 2009 - 2012. He also teaches at Menlo College and was on the ESL faculty at SUNY. He has taught at USF since 2006.
Sue Bae has a B.A. in Sociology from Ewha Women's
University in Seoul, Korea and an M.A. in Teaching English as a
Second Language (TESL) and an Ed.D. in International and
Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. Her
areas of interest are reading and writing, language and culture,
and sociolinguistics. She has taught ESL in community colleges in
the San Francisco Bay Area and EFL in South Korea. She has taught
in the ESL Program in the Department of Communication Studies at
the University of San Francisco since 2002.
Bob Bathrick has been teaching ESL to adults since 2001. He
worked at ELS Language Centers for 6 years, preparing students for
university study. Since gaining his M.A in TESOL from Teachers
College, Columbia University, in 2009, he has worked both here at
USF and at Stanford. Bob also has a B.A. and M.A. in Geography from
San Francisco State University. His love of geography, culture and
history affects his students in their adaptation to American ways
and success at an American university. Bob is an avid cyclist and
outdoorsman as well as an activist in progressive politics and HIV
awareness and prevention.
Angela Blackwell has been teaching English as a Second Language for more than thirty years. She has taught in Ireland, the UK, France and Spain as well as in the United States. She holds a B.A. in English and French from University College Dublin, Ireland, a Diploma in TEFLA from International House London and an M.A. from San Francisco State University. She is also an experienced teacher trainer and has worked on numerous pre- and in-service training programs both in the United States and overseas. She has collaborated on several textbooks for ESL/EFL, including True Colors (Pearson), and English Knowhow and Open Forum (Oxford University Press).
Chisako Cole received an M.A. in TESOL from Teachers College,
Columbia University and a B.M. in Voice Performance from Boston
University. She has taught ESL at New York University, The City
University of New York, UC Berkeley, the University of San
Francisco and Academy of Art University. She has assisted with
Japanese to English translations and enjoys researching innovative
ways of bringing investigative learning to ESL teaching.
Shelwyn Corrigan has a Master's in Linguistics, a
Master's in Digital Media & Learning and certification
in Multimedia Studies. She has worked in digital design since 1994.
In addition, she has taught ESL and EFL in Europe and South
America, and at universities in California and New York. Her
interests are in teaching pronunciation, academic oral skills and
the integration of new media in the classroom. She is working in
machinima development for language learners and teachers. She is a
media consultant and web designer and has taught ESL at the
University of San Francisco (USF) since 2001. She also works in
Second Life as a teacher in English City. Shelwyn teaches graduate
courses in the Digital Media and Learning Program and for the new
online MA TESOL Program at USF.
Beth Edwards has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.A. in English, with a concentration in TESL from San Francisco State University. She has taught ESL at various universities and community colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area and has been at USF since 2007. She speaks Spanish and some French. Edwards also has an M.F.A. from San Jose State University and is an internationally known fine art photographer. Her first monograph, Suburban Dreams, was published in Germany in 2011.
Associate Professor, Director
Doreen Ewert is Associate Professor and Director of the
Academic English for Multilingual Students program in the
Department of Rhetoric and Language at the University of San
Francisco. Her Ph.D. from Indiana University was
entitled, "The Expression of Temporality in the Written Discourse
of L2 Learners of English: Distinguishing Text-Types and Text
Passages." She teaches courses in linguistics, second language
acquisition, language teaching methodologies, and developmental
English for multilingual learners across the skills. Her research
interests include language teacher development, curriculum design
and implementation, extensive reading, and second language
Shawna Hamilton has a B.A. in International Affairs from the
University of Connecticut, an M.A. in Applied Linguistics with a
TESOL emphasis from Macquarie University in Sydney and a CELTA
certificate from Basil Paterson College in Edinburgh. She has
taught EFL in Poland, and ESL in San Francisco and the East Bay, at
both private and public schools.
Simone Hoelck has taught Business and Academic English,
including research paper and business case writing, self-editing
and presentation skills for more than six years at Golden Gate
University (GGU) and San Francisco State University (SFSU). She has
a B.A. in Business & Humanities from GGU, a M.S.B.A. with an
emphasis in International Business, and an M.A. in TESOL (Teaching
English to Speakers of Other Languages) from SFSU. She also worked
for several years in the business world before becoming a
Tika Lamsal received his Master's in English literature from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 1997 and taught at the Central Department of English, Tribhuvan University for eight years before he came to the U.S. for his studies. He received his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. His dissertation, entitled "Globalizing Literacies and Identities: Translingual and Transcultural Literacy Practices of Bhutanese Refugees in the U.S.," is an ethnographic study that examines multilingual, multicultural, and multimodal learning practices of the refugees in the context of the U.S. He has taught courses in first year writing, business communication, linguistics, second language writing, British literature, non-western rhetorics, and South Asian studies. His research interests include multilingual literacies, multimodal composition, second language writing, and South Asian diaspora literature. He has also served as director of Humanities Department in National Integrated College, Nepal, and as assistant director of graduate student writing at the Writing Center, University of Louisville. His work has appeared in JAC: Journal of Advanced Composition, Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies, and Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Genevieve Leung (Ph.D., Educational Linguistics, University of
Pennsylvania) teaches courses in graduate and undergraduate
academic writing and presentational speaking at USF. Her
research interests include Chinese American identities, Cantonese
language acquisition and maintenance, and linguistic
Todd Lewis has a B.A. in Speech Communications and an M.A. in
TESOL from San Francisco State University. He has taught ESL in
private institutes, City College of San Francisco and Academy of
Art University in addition to teaching EFL in Mexico, Taiwan, and
Costa Rica. Spanish is his second language while his Chinese
language skills remain a third language option. He also works in
TESOL teacher training, computer assisted language learning,
Spanish literacy, and curriculum development, presenting at local
Felicia A. Mazzi has a B.A. from Saint Mary's
College, an MA in English with a concentration in TESOL, as well as
a Certificate in Post-Secondary Reading from San Francisco State
University. She has experience in teaching all skilled areas with a
particular interest in oral communication, business English, and
reading. Felicia has taught for a wide range of language programs
and community colleges throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
including San Francisco State University's College of
Extended Learning as well as the American Language Institute. In
addition, she has participated in teacher training as well as
initiated collaborative curriculum and materials projects.
Myrtis Mixon has a B.A. in history from Trinity College, an
M.A. in English from Wichita State University, a TESL Certificate
from New York State University, and an Ed.D. in International and
Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. She
has worked teacher training and curriculum development in more than
20 countries, including in the United States and abroad in Eastern
and Central Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. She
has taught English at U.S. high schools and colleges and ESL at
universities on the East and West Coasts. She is the author of
eight ESL textbooks and is a frequent presenter at professional
conferences. She is also a professional storyteller. She has taught
ESL at the University of San Francisco since 1992.
Christy Newman has a B.A. in English from City College of New York, an M.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts, and an Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision from Boston College. She has taught ESL at institutions ranging from a county prison to Harvard University and authored over 20 ESL textbooks and test preparation guides. Since moving to California in 2006, Christy has taught ESL and composition at the University of San Francisco. She also conducts writing workshops for faculty at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia.
Angelika Rappe has a B.A. in Liberal Arts and an MA in English with a concentration in TESOL from San Francisco State University. She has experience teaching ESL at all levels. She taught at the American Language Institute at San Francisco State University and at Cañada College in Redwood City. She has taught ESL at the University of San Francisco since 2008 and she currently also teaches at the Academy of Art University in downtown San Francisco. She also worked for many years as a photographer before becoming a teacher.
Robert Rohr received a B.A. in English literature form Baruch College/City University of New York, and an MA in TESOL from San Francisco State University. Additionally, he has a certificate in the Teaching of Post-Secondary Reading from SFSU. Aside from currently teaching reading and writing at USF, he has taught at San Francisco State University, San Francisco City College, Queens College/New York City, and San Francisco's Academy of Art University.
Shelli Rosenfeld teaches English as a Second Language to students all over the Bay Area. She specializes in Intensive English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, pronunciation and improving daily communication skills. She has an M.A. in TESOL from San Francisco State University and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Jason Sofianos began
teaching English as a Second Language in Barcelona, Spain. Upon
returning to the U.S., he completed an M.A. in TESOL from Teachers
College, Columbia University. In addition to USF, he has taught a
variety of ESL courses at New York University, the New School,
Hunter College, DePaul University, Purdue University Calumet,
Harold Washington College, UC Berkeley, and Academy of Art
Stephanie Vandrick specializes in teaching writing; she has also directed three USF programs. Professor Vandrick received a double M.A. in English Literature and TESOL from Michigan State University. She is the author of Interrogating Privilege, co-editor of Writing for Scholarly Publication, co-author of Ethical Issues for ESL Faculty, and author of numerous book chapters and journal articles, most recently (2014) "The Role of Social Class in English Education," published in the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education. Her research interests include issues of social class and gender in language education, the uses of personal narrative and memoir in scholarly writing, and postcolonial theory in the context of TESOL. She received the 2002 Frank Beach College Service Award. She writes a blog on books (http://stephanievandrickreads.blogspot.com/).
David Wiese has taught English as a second language and
academic writing at University of California Berkeley, New York
University, the New School, and Brooklyn College, and business
English in Barcelona, Spain. He holds a Master's Degree in
TESOL from Teacher's College, Columbia University, and a
Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from the
University of California Santa Barbara. He is the author of Real
Reading 2 and the upcoming Focus on Writing 2 from Pearson Longman
ESL, and contributed to the 3rd edition of the Northstar Reading
and Writing series.